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Leader of the British suffragette movement. In 2002,
he was included in the BBC’s 100 Greatest Britons and was named one of the most important people of the twentieth century
by Time magazine.
Different from the impression of women, Emmeline P. took very drastic measures against the government and the police,
and filed a petition in a destructive way, demanding that the British government should give women the same right to vote.
He was arrested and imprisoned many times, and even launched a hunger strike in prison.
Until the outbreak of the First World War, the protests were stopped in the face of foreign enemies,
and women were instigated to participate in national production,
replacing the original production jobs of men who fought on the front line.
It is also because of this that the indispensability of British women in society has been greatly enhanced,
and it has become a favorable basis for later fighting for women’s voting rights. In 1918,
the British Parliament finally passed the conditions for women to vote (over 30 years old, have property),
and it was not until 1928 that the conditions for equality with men were fully opened.
Unfortunately, Emmeline P. did not wait for this day and died in the same year.